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New DFocus Follow Focus

In case you were thinking about buying a DFocus follow focus for your 5DMrkII, you might want to wait a few more days. I am not saying this because of any quality issue with the product (you all know that I love it) but because of a teaser picture Dave posted on Twitter. This new product is called the DFocus ...

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Zacuto releases a super portable rig

Zacuto announced a very minimal rig system today: the DSLR Gorilla kits. The idea is simple: staying as light and compact as possible. This is, of course, in direct reaction to the line of light weight rig from Red Rock Micro. Who said that competition is not good? Personally, I think removing the follow focus is a good idea. I ...

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DSLR Remote review with a Canon 5D Mark II

As stated a few days ago, I bought the DSLR Remote on the day of release, picking the Pro version. For a 8$ difference, I don’t understand how someone could go with the lower-end alternative. Installation & Setup On One Software really did a great job to make the setup process as easy as it could be. Basically, all you ...

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Are you ready for the Canon 5D firmware upgrade?

Well, I know that I am not! I was supposed to have everything ready yesterday in preparation for a model shoot next weekend but it was a complete failure. First, I wanted to buy a second battery so I would not have to stop shooting after 1-2 hours. Well, it seems like these over priced biohazard things are still hard ...

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The impact of the Canon 5D firmware update: ISO control

If shutter speed has been neglected in all the talks about manual control, what to say about the ISO? Would it not have been in the firmware change log, I doubt many people would have cried. At least for the first few days. While aperture and shutter speed give creative control over the way you present a scene, the ISO ...

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iPhone DSLR Remote for your 5DMrkII available now!

We talked about it a few days ago and now On one software just announced that DSLR Remote is now available for purchase on the iTune store. It is available in two format: lite (2$) or pro (10$ now, 20$ regular price). I did not even take the time to read the differences between the two and picked the pro ...

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The impact of the Canon 5D firmware update: Shutter speed control

While people keep talking about the creative freedom given by the manual control over aperture, no one is talking about the shutter speed. The only time you hear people talking about it is in the context of the 24fps fiasco, wishing have a 1/48 sec shutter duration. Well, it makes me sad. Shutter speed is such a creative tool! While ...

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The impact of the Canon 5D firmware update

Now that everyone is aware of the incoming firmware upgrade, I think it is time to talk about its impacts on the way we have been working with it so far. You might be surprised by this but there is more to this update than being able to isolate your girlfriend from the background the next time you film her ...

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Full manual control for Canon 5D Mark II next week!

WoW! My source for the previous rumor hinted about this but I never expected it to happen so soon! Congrats to CanonRumors for posting this first (at least before all the other blogs I subscribe to!) visit them for the details. Of course, it happens after I bought for about 200$ of adapters and lenses… I will now be hunting ...

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